Starting around $300, Cinetics’ CineSkates are not cheap but this new device may provide exactly the kit you’re looking for in terms of mobile dolly shots. Attach your iPhone, start it recording, and use the rig to smoothly move the camera as you shoot, creating perfect rotation and tracking shots.
2011 December 28
In case you showed up here expecting to watch today’s TUAW TV Live, I’ve decided to take a holiday break today. I’ll be back at the regular time and place next Wednesday (5 PM ET) with more Apple-related products and talk. I’m also taking a break from the TUAW Daily Update podcast during this news-quiet week If you need a TUAW TV Live “fix”, you can watch a large sampling of previous shows on YouTube .
The nominations are in, and the poll is ready to go! The TUAW Best of 2011 awards are all about you — the readers — and what you think is the cream of the crop of Apple or third-party products and software. To vote, select one entry from the top nominations made by readers
Like most technically-inclined folks, I found myself doing a little family tech support over the holidays. I needed to use an iPod touch as a USB drive to copy files between my Mac and my brother’s Windows 7 computer. This isn’t something I’ll do often so I was looking for something easy and free.
TUAW readers have spoken, and Spotify has grabbed the last iPhone award in the TUAW Best of 2011 voting. The free app (there is a charge for premium access) provides access to over 15 million tracks of music. Considering that Spotify has only been available in the US for six months , the fact that the app pulled in over 56 percent of the votes shows just how popular it is with TUAW readers.
The government of Argentina has temporarily blocked the sale of smartphones, including Apple’s iPhone , in an effort to stabilize its own economy. This consumer electronics ban is meant to slow inflation and reduce the widening chasm between the peso and the US dollar.